Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Italy instead of Israel, you would:

Health

be 23.8% less likely to be obese


In Israel, 26.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Israel, 4.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Italy, that number is 11.3% as of 2017.

be 35.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Israel, 22.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9% as of 2012.

Life

be 33.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Israel, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

have 52.3% fewer children


In Israel, there are approximately 17.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Italy, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 34.5% less on education


Israel spends 5.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Italy spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 27.8 times more coastline


Israel has a total of 273 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.

Italy: At a glance

Italy is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 294,140 sq km. Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI established a Fascist dictatorship. His alliance with Nazi Germany led to Italy's defeat in World War II. A democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946 and economic revival followed. Italy is a charter member of NATO and the European Economic Community (EEC). It has been at the forefront of European economic and political unification, joining the Economic and Monetary Union in 1999. Persistent problems include sluggish economic growth, high youth and female unemployment, organized crime, corruption, and economic disparities between southern Italy and the more prosperous north.

How big is Italy compared to Israel? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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